Tips and Techniques

How to Cut a Groove in Plywood – No Fancy Tools Needed

I’m not sure when I started hoarding dried-up pens, but I do remember when I first got inspired to make a pallet-style craft. About a year ago I spotted an adorable clipboard photo holder at Hobby Lobby. It was made of wood slats, pallet-style, and I knew I wanted to replicate that pallet look on our plywood turkey cutout.

Tips and Techniques

Ever Tried Using Your Manicure Kit on Wood?

The Wood-Sanding Saga
We’re pretty obsessed with wood crafting here, but I have to admit that sanding is a hassle. Especially when you like to paint on perrrrrrfectly smooth wood.

Home Décor

Can you mix modern or boho decor with farmhouse?

Warm, cozy, relaxing, and simple are just a few words that
describe farmhouse décor. It is reminiscent of a simpler time. When people used
to hear “farmhouse”, they thought more of country kitsch, knick-knacks like cow
bells and dried greenery. Thanks to Joanna Gains from “Fixer Upper”, it has
gained wide popularity and has become many people’s chosen style. […]

Tips and Techniques

​Acrylic: Your Go-To Paint for Unfinished Wood

Here at Woodpeckers Crafts, our creative team uses acrylics
for almost all the wood projects we paint. Acrylic paints are the best for painting wood
crafts, hands down! Here’s why:1. More Color and Texture OptionsAcrylic paints come in an incredibly wide range of colors –
there are literally thousands to choose from. Because they are
inexpensive, you can build […]

Education

Wooden Baby Toys

Are wooden toys
safe?Wooden toys are
void of BPA and PVC, two chemicals commonly found in plastic toys. Wooden rings/loops and wooden beads are often used to make baby teethers because they are natural and
free of chemicals found in plastic. When making
your own wooden toys make sure it is well sanded to avoid splinters. To finish
them use a food […]

The Whys and Whats of Wood

Birch Plywood

What is Baltic birch plywood?Baltic birch
plywood is composed exclusively of thin sheets of birch wood compressed and
bonded together known as birch veneer. Each layer of birch veneer is the same
thickness, resulting in a more consistent, stable and aesthetically pleasing
sheet of plywood. The edges of Baltic birch plywood have an attractive stacked
pattern, achieved by alternating the […]

Craft Ideas

Making Woodcraft Items for Kids with Popsicle Sticks

Children love creating trains with tracks and other items with wooden Popsicle sticks. Such kinds of things make childhood awesome. They are easy to make with certain woodcraft supplies, and will keep parents engaged with their little ones. In fact, it can make your kids high performing with regards to motor skills, emotional intelligence, and […]

Tips and Techniques

Why you Should Use Acrylic Paint for Painting Wood Crafts

You might have heard from manufacturers of wooden crafts and wooden blocks claiming that acrylic paint is best for wood crafts such as accent pieces, birdhouses, and wall hangings. What makes acrylic paint the best choice for these wood crafts is that they are less opaque and thinner, which makes them unique from other types […]

Tips and Techniques

Things You Should Know Before Using Ink Dye On Wood

I recently attended a conference for crafters in Arizona called
Creativation. I had a great time meeting some of the most talented crafters and
vendors. It was interesting for me to be able put an actual face to some names
I’ve been communicating with on social media. Beside meeting friends in the
crafting industry, I had the pleasure of […]

The Whys and Whats of Wood

Different Types of Wood Used to Make Wooden Beads

Nowadays, the concept of jewelry based on expensive metals like gold or platinum is largely abandoned in favor of ornaments made of wood. There is a large diversity in the selection of wood used for making jewelry that gives each of them a unique color, pattern, and texture. Among the jewelry, wooden beads have always […]